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    So I received mine today and have some initial...

    So I received mine today and have some initial impressions from just looking them over inside. Again I don't work for a goggle company but design products professionally.

    Going to be comparing to...
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    Worked for me ordering two since it was literally...

    Worked for me ordering two since it was literally cheaper for me to order two goggles then get one frame and one extra lens :rolleyes2.

    Curious about these. Got some clear for alpine start days...
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    LOL wut. That's one of the better things since it...

    LOL wut. That's one of the better things since it allows you to actually tune the volume and it's somewhat insulating against cold seeping up from the ground. If a tiny tiny bit of sound and movement...
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    Dis. Especially considering that the Tecnica ZGTP...

    Dis. Especially considering that the Tecnica ZGTP is only like 60g heavier than the F1. It looks to be a good replacement for my Atomic Backlands when they wear out.
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    Interesting, I definitely have a high instep and...

    Interesting, I definitely have a high instep and was able to make the boots work even without baking the liners or grinding the boot board. Yeah it's a little hard to get into but not as hard as my...
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    Even easier is cut off that entire metal loop bit...

    Even easier is cut off that entire metal loop bit and use dyneema cord that is at least double fisherman's knotted.
    I use the 5/64th in this first link, and keep some in my repair kit....
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    I don't think anyone has posted that failure mode...

    I don't think anyone has posted that failure mode here yet. Seems like a clear warranty issue, Josh at Tecnica is awesome on warranties
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    ditto. CrapCrapCrap

    ditto. CrapCrapCrap
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    Yeah none of those videos show a problem. It's a...

    Yeah none of those videos show a problem. It's a manufacturing tolerance for having toe elasticity, basically the reason why they ski leaps and bounds better than static pin bindings.
  10. Also has been a gnarly weekend out in CO as well...

    Also has been a gnarly weekend out in CO as well with an ice climber dying from an avy, and someone getting recovered out of the trees at Winterpark and being declared dead at bottom. :/
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    Huh I've had my second gen's for a basically 5...

    Huh I've had my second gen's for a basically 5 years and don't have 2mm of slop. And not to call you out but I feel like most people can't eyeball 1-2mm so it'd be interested to see a video.
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    Are you running your bottom buckles open?

    Are you running your bottom buckles open?
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    *sorry, about to gush about a ski that can't be...

    *sorry, about to gush about a ski that can't be purchased anymore*

    Moment thank you so much for producing fucking awesome skis. Near the beginning of last season I picked up some used Belafontes,...
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    270's on hips feel fucking awesome on skis and...

    270's on hips feel fucking awesome on skis and bikes.
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    Dynafit IMO is coasting on their market share...

    Dynafit IMO is coasting on their market share right now/ setting themselves to only compete on price since other than their skimo race they don't have a category leading product. Also it kinda pisses...
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    Hope they put some better loctite on the nut and...

    Hope they put some better loctite on the nut and bolt that acts as the pivot for the walk lever. A buddies fell out up on Shasta, the heavy ass baling wire and Skeletool I keep in my repair kit...
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    Heard from a Tecnica athlete no changes to the...

    Heard from a Tecnica athlete no changes to the Zero G Pro Tour, Scout, etc. any time soon. But next tradeshow season Tecnica will drop a <1kg segment AT boot. Which I'm stoked on considering they...
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    I skied with TLT6's and 2nd gen Vipecs (14/15) a...

    I skied with TLT6's and 2nd gen Vipecs (14/15) a number of times, zero problems. Just had to have on the right clip for skinning (ie pre evo models had two different clips for forward release while...
  19. Definitely no reason to go out to Telluride with...

    Definitely no reason to go out to Telluride with all the crowds and flatter than northstar....
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    (sorry I'm too lazy to screen cap) As is the...

    (sorry I'm too lazy to screen cap)
    As is the Scarpa F1 LT :D
    990g
    Very first glace:
    -EXACT same clog/ lower as the Alien RS, so BOA waiting to blow up
    -Same walk mode lever (but not the all in...
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    You talking about all the new aliens that dropped...

    You talking about all the new aliens that dropped last season?

    And that Dalbello bonded shell tech seems interesting. I'd guess they're ultrasonically welding it.
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    Well now with the Alien RS out (and how well it...

    Well now with the Alien RS out (and how well it skis), it'll be interesting to see which direction the F1 goes. I'd guess slight weight reduction, with improved skiability, and slightly better...
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    Same template as the Vipec. And no BSL...

    Same template as the Vipec. And no BSL measurement is fine if you just do some careful measuring and dry fitting. And if you're mounting your own bindings you're not going to notice if it's a mm or 2...
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    I'd say ski specific insoles are actually going...

    I'd say ski specific insoles are actually going to share a lot in common with ones that would be created for cycling as they're both being put in essentially unflexing footwear. And stabilizing and...
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    +1 Even though I don't work with ski boots I...

    +1

    Even though I don't work with ski boots I do work with polymers in footwear. All plastics will change as the plasticisers or other chemicals slowly leach out of them or are oxidized. Think...
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    Just to answer the ski question since I was in...

    Just to answer the ski question since I was in the same place looking for a BC ski that felt kinda like my Enforcer.

    Black Crows Camox and Navis both feel the closest to a "BC Enforcer" I've...
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    I've been rocking the MTN lab for a few season...

    I've been rocking the MTN lab for a few season and love it. Saved me from a potential helicopter ride from some gnarly rockfall on Shasta.
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    Even grinding the boot board 2mm is a pretty...

    Even grinding the boot board 2mm is a pretty large change in volume since you're effectively changing the radius of the deformed cylinder, since the radius is squared in relation to that volume.
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    Yup the first years boots didn't have locktite on...

    Yup the first years boots didn't have locktite on them, I had some fall out (heard some pros did as well). This seasons boots got sent out with locktite + a bunch of extra screws with locktite...
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    :D:the_finge

    :D:the_finge
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    Buyer and manager for a high end coffee place.

    Buyer and manager for a high end coffee place.
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    They actually have really good coffee, even been...

    They actually have really good coffee, even been told so by a professional coffee snob.

    Also those hashbrown patties are FUEGO
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    Yeah + those skinny skis the coach was talking...

    Yeah + those skinny skis the coach was talking about were long AF. Modern ski lengths + skinny is not the same.
  34. BUT I HAVE THE INCOME TO HAVE A SECOND HOME AND...

    BUT I HAVE THE INCOME TO HAVE A SECOND HOME AND MY NIMBY-ISM FROM THE BAY IS ABSOLUTE WHEN YOU'RE SCARING MY TINY RAT DOG.
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    What's that ski all the way to the left with NO...

    What's that ski all the way to the left with NO tail splay and the wood topsheets?
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    The Helio 116 is an AWESOME ski, I've been loving...

    The Helio 116 is an AWESOME ski, I've been loving mine. But it the few times I've used it inbounds it does have a speed limit that comes out racing back to the chairs on groomers. And at 5'11" 160ish...
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    So many things to pick at with that image...

    So many things to pick at with that image :rolleyes:
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    Ditto on this. I've been A/B-ing the ZGTP the...

    Ditto on this. I've been A/B-ing the ZGTP the last few weekends with some Salomon Xmax 120's in alpine bindings (plus last season riding the Scouts).

    They are a little stiffer than the Xmax's so...
  39. ^^^ what kid said, pin adjustment plus possible...

    ^^^ what kid said, pin adjustment plus possible sole trimming.
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    "I HAVE NO EVIDENCE OR TRAINING TO ARGUE AGAINST...

    "I HAVE NO EVIDENCE OR TRAINING TO ARGUE AGAINST EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD. BUT I DON'T LIKE THEIR ANSWERS SO I'LL STILL PUT THEM DOWN AS BEING FULL OF SHIT"

    :rolleyes2

    Working in a field that...
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    It's been awesome to see some of the newer photos...

    It's been awesome to see some of the newer photos they posted on the FundMe page. Can see that some of that fire in his eyes.
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    You know I've never had the binding come off when...

    You know I've never had the binding come off when I'm kickturning when "unlocked" but a few times over the years I've stepped out when breaking trail with too skinny a ski for the powder conditions.
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    Gretch is right on this. If you're using insoles...

    Gretch is right on this. If you're using insoles to stop your feet from sliding around in your boots your fit is messed up to start with. Doesn't matter if it's a ski boot, running shoe, or climbing...
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    If it makes any difference they definitely don't...

    If it makes any difference they definitely don't ski short
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    I don't get why they walked away (forgive the pun...

    I don't get why they walked away (forgive the pun :P) from the older design (Vipec black and earlier, evo was when they changed) that still released your toes in a forward fall even in "semi locked"...
  46. Using small diameter dyneema cord is a good way...

    Using small diameter dyneema cord is a good way to go about it for max weight savings with no compromise in strength. I use a small diameter single braided loop that goes through the tongue latch on...
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    When/ what did they do to improve the toe...

    When/ what did they do to improve the toe elasticity?

    Also the black addressed the snow packing issue in the heel that the original and updated white had.
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    Been rocking my Vipec toes for 4 seasons now and...

    Been rocking my Vipec toes for 4 seasons now and no problems.



    Yeah the toe adjustment screw is in a less than optimal place. But at least it's oversized and you can use a flat head or a #3...
  49. I don't think those are mutually exclusive things...

    I don't think those are mutually exclusive things :biggrin:
  50. I totally get that, but if you know what you're...

    I totally get that, but if you know what you're doing on transitions it only adds about 10 seconds to a transition at the bottom of a skin.
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